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De Silvestro's F1 driving programme grinds to a halt

LONDON - Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro's hopes of becoming the first woman since 1976 to race in Formula One have suffered a setback with the Sauber team ending a testing deal due to her lack of funds.

Formula E aiming for world championship status 30 Sep 2014

LONDON - Formula E, the world's first electric motor racing series, is hoping to attract three or four manufacturers next year with the ultimate aim of becoming a fully-fledged world championship.

Verstappen to set F1 record in Japan GP practice 29 Sep 2014

LONDON - Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One weekend when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday practice at the Japanese Grand Prix only three days after his 17th birthday.

Rosberg retirement due to freak contamination - Mercedes 26 Sep 2014

LONDON - Nico Rosberg's retirement from Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix was caused by a freak contamination of his steering column electronics by a substance used by Mercedes in their pre-event servicing, the team said on Friday.


Third car option too late for 2015, says Boullier 25 Sep 2014

LONDON - Formula One teams would need six months' notice to add a third car to their lineup, which makes any decision too late already for the start of next season, McLaren racing director Eric Boullier said on Thursday.

Brabham's son plans to revive racing team 24 Sep 2014

LONDON - Formula One could see the return of a Brabham team if enough fans and investors buy into a project presented by the son of late triple world champion Jack Brabham on Wednesday.


'Three Rs' spell out championship lead for Hamilton 22 Sep 2014

SINGAPORE - For a Singapore Grand Prix that began with confusion over self-censorship and concluded with Lewis Hamilton leading the standings, the race weekend can be summed up by using the 'Three Rs' -- Radios, Rosberg and Reliability.


Hamilton leads championship after Rosberg retirement 21 Sep 2014

SINGAPORE - Nico Rosberg suffered a major blow to his chances of a first Formula One title when he retired from Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix after only 14 laps and lost his lead in the championship to race winner Lewis Hamilton.

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